The world’s first solar panel road has officially opened in a small village in Normandy, France, which will be enough for providing energy to power the street lights .
The one-kilometre (half-mile) ‘Wattway’ is covered with 2,800 square metres (30,000 square feet) of resin-coated solar panels.
To protect from wear, the panels have been coated in a resin containing five layers of silicon.
The Construction of road costs €5 million (about $5.2 million).
The road will now begin a 2-year testing period, in which the feasibility of adapting the technology will be measured.
The one kilometer road is set to pave the way for to construction of much bigger solar highways in the future.